CLIENTS // PARTNERS IN PURPOSE
“The team at Inspired Companies have steered and guided us to make an authentic transition to becoming a truly purpose-led organisation – from helping set the foundations, articulating why we existed, creating the conditions in which we can succeed and then guiding us through how we keep it alive well into the future – whilst avoiding the pitfalls of others. They have recognised the differences about a professional services environment and have helped us understand and move towards solving these challenges. We aren’t there but Inspired Companies have been our long-term partner for success.”Richard Foley, Board Chair & CEO
Working with Lisa and the team was a breath of fresh air. They seamlessly navigated board and executive level conversations through to individual functions and layers of the organisation. The Inspired Companies approach has a powerful way of uniting disparate functions toward a common view of success. The team has impressive corporate track records, spoke our language and were hyper aware of how to influence change within a big complex organisation. Inspired Companies is something we’ve all been waiting for.
Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer
The Inspired Companies methodology has challenged us to aspire for new levels of excellence in our ESG practices. ESG is at the heart and core of everything we do at KAO and we continue to be energized by a new and more urgent focus on embracing the power of the new C.E.O.s to make us a stronger and even more distinctive company. Lisa has a special way of making change feel both exciting and possible for those that would otherwise fear it.
Sonosuke Kadonaga – Board Chair
We are absolutely inspired by and guided by the Inspired Companies methodology. The framework itself is simple and clear while comprehensive and highly strategic. We put our faith in so many of the strategies that Inspired Companies has guided us on and there’s no looking back. It’s helped put us in a totally different league than other companies in our space.
They have provided refreshing and practical answers for us in business to start leading and delivering in new and highly innovative ways.
Niall Dunne – Chief Executive Officer
The term “Purpose” initially felt too nebulous for our board and executive team to gain unanimous support. One session with Lisa and it was completely demystified. We gained a clearer view of what good looks like and learned more about common pitfalls and mistakes when pursuing a purpose led business. The Inspired Companies way of directing a clear pathway forward gave us a renewed chance of becoming a fiercely purpose driven culture and the best version of our company.
Craig Treasure, Chief Executive Officer
Inspired Companies came in to work with us at a crucial time as we worked to redefine the Spark brand and pursue our purpose even more purposefully The team inspired us with the possibility of what’s on offer to companies who stand up for what they believe in and the benefits that flow from having the world onside. Their delivery concrete, motivating and inspiring. They helped us align our cross functional leadership by providing a clear pathway we could all understand and move forward on.
I highly recommend Inspired Companies for leaders who are passionate about creating a successful business with the world onside.
Jolie Hodson, CEO Spark NZ
The Inspired Companies narrative and the framing up of the opportunity is something the Purpose space desperately needed. We put Lisa in front of 500 sceptical accountants and several hundred of our top clients and it put all of us on a pathway to think bigger. It gave us the confidence to invest more in helping our clients become more purposeful. It inspired us to do what we do even better.
Jennie McLaughlin EY – Head of Purpose, Oceana
Business needs a stronger sense of purpose and guiding values than ever before. The Inspired Companies way of contextualising the role of purpose in business and in particular the construct of the “new C.E.O.s”, puts a sharp and urgent focus on why and how to put Purpose to work. Their inspired and clear guidance gave us what we needed to rally as a leadership team and up our game.
Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade Ltd.
I founded Subsea because it bugs me that retired or expired telecom cables are left indefinitely on the ocean floor like garbage. Like most entrepreneurs however, I have crazy ideas most days of the week and needed focus and a clearer compass to better chart the way forward. The team at Inspired Companies worked iteratively and creatively to frame up Subsea’s Purpose, values and strategic investment pillars. We are absolutely better positioned for our next chapter of Purpose-led growth because of it.
John Theodoracopulos, CEO, Subsea.
The time Inspired Companies spent with us helped shift the mindset of our leadership during a pivotal time in the evolution of our culture. They are an incredibly high quality team, with frameworks that are easy to understand and act on. The narrative of Inspired Companies and their “no judgment but no BS” way of providing guidance was just what we needed to get us on the right track with our global portfolio of restaurant brands.
Duncan Fulton, Chief Corporate Officer, RBI
(Burger King, Tim Horton’s, Popeye’s)